BGCBigs Staff Highlight: Match Facilitators

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of our 3,000 volunteers, and rightly so. They are the ones on the ground spending time with kids and youth and their families to make a positive difference in our community. We are so proud of each and every volunteer and we truly cherish the work they do. So, it’s easy to see why sometimes we forget to share the stories about our team of staff members. Our staff are … Continue reading

Santa Clothes Came To Town!

November 6 was a special day for 100 of our community’s kids. For the first time anywhere in Canada, the Rotary Club of Edmonton West gave the gift of the holiday season to children in need of warm clothing. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with four inner city Edmonton elementary schools to identify 25 kids from each school who could benefit from a shopping spree at Old Navy. We picked them up by bus at their … Continue reading

Meeting Basic Needs

The Melton Foundation is a multi-generational foundation that was started in 1969 by Stan and Peggy Melton. “They wanted to share their success with those in need,” Teresa Melton, Managing Director of the foundation says. We are so grateful that the Melton Foundation has chosen to share its success with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters and the children and families we serve. “When it comes to fundraising,” Danisha Bhaloo, Fund Development Manager at BGCBigs, explains. “It’s normally … Continue reading

Touchdown Club

Below is a letter from the Curriculum Coordinator at Edith Rogers School where, thanks to the Stollery Charitable Foundation, we were able to host a football program. The first year of the Touchdown Club football league was a great success! This program aimed to provide kids in Junior High the Mill Woods community with a chance to play tackle football in a safe, welcoming, developmental environment. Thanks to the overwhelming financial support from the Stollery Charitable Foundation and the support … Continue reading

After School Learning

Learning shouldn’t have to end when the school bell rings. For the kids of Wabamun and the surrounding area it doesn’t have to. For the past three years, the Wabamun After School Program has served around 150 children and their families thanks to ongoing funding from from the RBC After School Project. According the Principal Richard Kniel, aside from the Wabamun After School Program, there are very few recreational opportunities in Wabamun. With no public transit, kids are often limited … Continue reading